Meek Mill recently stopped by Angie Martinez’s radio program on Power 105.1 to discuss his recent album Dreams Worth More Than Money, continuously putting on for Philly, and his relationship with Nicki Minaj.
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“I think Nicki Minaj will make anybody change up their whole situation,” he said on their chemistry in and out of the studio.
The “R.I.C.O.” lyricist later shifted the climate of the conversation to talk about his past run-ins with police officers in his hometown, one that produced the mugshot he posted on Instagram, but two years ago he had another encounter with one of the five officers responsible for sending him to jail at that time when he was 18.
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Lips swollen …. Stitches in both swollen eyes! One of my braids ripped out! I weighed about 130 at the time And I was found guilty of assaulting cops! It’s clear 2 see I was punched and stomped by a few cops! If I wasn’t blessed the way I am I still would have hatred in my heart towards cops but I forgave bcuz I know all cops ain’t the same! 2 “black cops” got on the stand and lied and cried about how I chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them! I caught that case at 18 and was stripped of my freedom and taken away from my family 4 times for the same case and still on probation.. 1 step away from jail if I make one mistake! I can’t blame my judge because the law labels cops as “expert witnesses” and it was cops against a black kid and she’s suppose to believe a cops testimony first!! I never got a chance to speak to my judge about this from young man to woman and I hope she sees this to help other young men that won’t b able to make it thru what I made it thru! After I caught the case I had no choice to hustle in the streets to get a good lawyer aka a good liar to help me get my freedom!
“One day I was doing an in-store in Philadelphia and there were two cops at the end of the table. I don’t know if he remembered me, but I remembered him for sure,” he said. “When we got done, he was over there with a bunch of cops and I tapped him on the shoulder and said, ‘Yo man, next time make sure you don’t do that to no other little kids, saying somebody pointed a gun at you, and they didn’t point no gun at you. You could’ve messed up my whole life.'”
See what else the MMG member had to say on police relations in the black community, and the state of hip hop.